Saturday, June 9, 2012

There's something about writing. . .

Hello everyone! It's been ages since I blogged, and for that, I'm sorry! (>_<)

Once I missed the whole A to Z Challenge in April, I kind of stopped. Because, lets face it, I"m actually a rather boring person to write about. Sure, I think my stories are plenty exciting, but my real life is very very BORING. Why else does a writer write? I think its to fulfill achievements they couldn't otherwise fulfill in real life.

I like that line. Sounds awesome. Note to self: Somehow try to incorporate that line whenever I blog.

*Phew* Now that that's out of the way, what to say? Hmmm. . . .

I got nothing.

So I'll end this little post with asking the few of you who follow my blog this question:

What do you think I should talk about in this blog?

I'll be looking forward to your answers! 


Sunday, April 15, 2012

M is fro Megara

So I'm behind a day, but thats okay! I've almost caught up, so here is M for Megara!

Megara, Hercules 

Megara (Meg) was first introduced in the 1997 film, Hercules. She is beautiful, seductive, independent and quick-witted, but she also is afraid to fall in love again. She knows she has sex appeal and uses it to her advantage to get Hercules to do what she wants. She sold her soul to Hades to save her boyfriends life, only to have him leave her right afterwards. Because of this, she is forced to do Hades's bidding and she thinks lowly of men.

Why I like her:

Meg is a very mature disney girl. You see that most of the Princesses are pretty naive and even gullible, but Meg is very head strong. She doesn't want to fall in love and she even helps the villain of (mostly) her own free will. And I love that she doesn't instantly fall in love with Hercules either. She has to grow to know him just like you would see in real life. Plus, she very witty and sarcastic, has a lot of attitude and sass, and she's just fun to watch!

Fun Fact: Meg's song 'I Won't Say I'm In Love' was originally supposed to be a ballad song called 'I Can't Believe My Heart', but the writers thought that it wasn't Meg's style.

And now, I leave you with a quote:

"Thanks for everything, Herc. It's been a real slice. "

Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Lady Tremaine

Today is L so I decided to pick a villain this time. And I figured that a not so recognized villain would be good. So here is Lady Tremaine.

Lady Tremaine, Cinderella

Lady Tremaine is from the main villain in the movie Cinderella. She is obsessed with giving her two daughters everything while she takes away from and forces Cinderella into servitude. She Tries her best to properly train her daughters in all the high class ways of the court. She prevents Cinderella from going to the Prince's ball and when she discovers that it was Cinderella who enchanted the Prince, she locks her away in her room. 

Why I Like Her:

Lady Tremaine is a very underrated villain. She's the most realistic and does everything for her daughters instead of herself. In that aspect, she really is a caring mother, but she is still someone you do not want to cross. I mean, in the sequels she takes the fairy godmothers wand and changes everything! She is definitely someone you do NOT want to mess with. 

Fun Fact: The carriage that Cinderella and the Prince take after the wedding has an emblem of a sword and two hidden Mickey Mouse heads around it. 

And now, I leave you with a quote:

"Oh. Well, don't just stand there. Bring up the breakfast trays at once, and hurry! "

Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for Kiara!

Today is the letter K (which is also the letter of my first name!) And for the letter K, I've decided to pick a character from a Disney sequel. Normally, I don't like Disney sequels, but I really enjoyed this one! So without further a due, I give you all Kiara!

Kiara, Lion King 2: Simba's Pride

Kiara is the daughter of Simba, and one of the main characters in The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998). The story tells of Kiara and the son of a banished group of lions who sided with Scar, Kovu.Though they only meet once as cubs, they are brought together again once they are grown up. Kovu has been trained to be the killer of Simba and they plan to get to him through Kiara. However, he soon grows feelings for the young princess and must chose between his love and his duty. 

Why I like it:

So, I know this movie isn't very popular, but I love it so there! (Nyah! =P) It was one of the first Romeo and Juliet type movies I ever saw and I enjoyed the songs! Of course, as I got older, some of the songs went from awesome to just plain stupid. With the exception of 'He Lives In You' and 'We Are One'. So I really like Kiara. She's prone to trouble like her father, but has the strong headed stubborn streak of her mother and father. Though she is a bit naive, she has a good heart and is just trying to find herself somewhere in her duty as future queen.

Fun Fact: The son of Zira is called Kovu - Swahili for 'Scar'. 'Zira' means hate; the name of Nuka, Zira's hapless elder son, means 'bad smell'. Kovu has no relation to Scar 

And now, I leave you with a quote:

"I'm not just a princess, you know. That's only half of who I am!"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

J is for Jack Skellington!

J is the letter of the day, and what better way to celebrate J then with a certain pumpkin king? You guessed it, today I'm talking about Jack Skellington!

Jack Skellington, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington is from the movie, the Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). In the tale, Jack grows bored of Halloween and discovers the land of Christmas Town. It is then that he comes up with the plan to be Santa Claus this year and have all of Halloweentown take part in it. Though he tries to do good, all his presents are just too scary and it seems Christmas is ruined. Even Santa Clause is kidnapped by the evil Oogie Boogie, and its up to Jack and his friend Sally to save Santa so Christmas can be saved. 

Why I like him: 

Jack, though terrifying, has a good hear (so to speak). He tries to do good for people, even though his methods are completely wrong. He's someone who is trying to break out of his usual routine that everyone expects of him and delve into another part of himself that he had not even known. 

Fun Fact: The Nightmare Before Christmas was originally going to be a part of the Disney Animated Features canon, but was deemed too scary to be released under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. However, in October 2006, the film was re-released in 3-D under the Walt Disney Pictures banner. 

And so, I leave you with a quote:

"My dearest friend, if you don't mind... I'd like to join you by your side. Where we can gaze into the stars."

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Ichabod Crane

So, today is the letter I. You'd be surprised how difficult it is to find a Disney Character that begins with I. It was either Iago, or today's spotlight character, Ichabod Crane!

Ichabod Crane, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Ichabod Crane first made his appearance in the 1949 short, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He is the school teacher who teaches the children int he town of Sleepy Hollow. He falls in love with Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter of a rich farmer, and tries to woo her. It turns out, another man named Brom Bones is also in love with her. At the Van Tassel Halloween party, Ichabod successfully woos Katrina. Angry, Brom tells the tale of the Headless Horseman and his ride on Halloween, in the hopes of scaring Ichabod. He is successful and Ichabod and his horse ride home. They run into the horseman and are chased all around. They reach the bridge where the Horseman can't run and think they are safe. The Horseman throws his pumpkin head at him and Ichabod disappears, leaving only his hat next tot he shattered pumpkin. Its rumored that he ran away and married a wealthy widow, but the citizens of Sleepy Hollow are sure he was spirited away.

Why I like it:

Honestly, the story used to scare the crap out of me when I was little. I mean, a Headless Horseman chasing people around and making them disappear? Scary! But now that I'm older, I can see all the comic relief th at and fun they put in the story. Plus, Ichabod doesn't say a single thing during the whole movie! If its not the narrator talking, its Brom. Plus, Ichabd has such a funny body type and is kind of an A$$-hole, but he's still popular with the ladies! Add a bit of his hilarious dance moves, and you've got yourself one very entertaining character!

Fun Fact: Disney's original title for the movie was, "Two Fabulous Characters." Apparently, the only reason these two stories are linked together is the fact that their main characters are "prone to disaster".

And so, I leave you with a quote:

"Don't try to figure out a plan. You can't reason with a headless man."

Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Horace Horsecollar!

H is the letter of the day today! And I've decided to give a small salute to classic Disney today! So without further a due, I present Mr. Horace Horsecollar!

Horace Horsecollar 

Horace Horsecollar first appeared in the cartoon "The Plowboy" in 1929, as the horse Mickey Mouse used to plow his fields. He, along with his girlfriend Clarabelle Cow, are anthropomorphic characters, constantly switching between being an animal and more human-like. He is a regular member of the Disney supporting cast. Horace is a cheerful know-it-all who tends to think before he acts, getting the rest of the cast into trouble. He was even depicted as a the close comic friend of Mickey Mouse before Goofy was created.

Why I like him: 
Again, this is another highly under rated character, forgotten over time. Only recently has he started to return into the television, making cameo appearances in some of the Mickey Mouse movies, video games, and tv shows. I've always found his character to be completely funny. I like him better then Goofy! I mean, he acts silly (well, he is a cartoon character), but he doesn't having that annoying stupidity that Goofy has. Pluse, he's a horse! Which is like, one of my favorite animals! 

Fun Fact: In the 1990s, Horace was intended to star in a new TV series to be created for the Disney Afternoon, titled Maximum Horsepower, intended to explain his disappearance from the shorts after the 1930's ended. In it, he was abducted by aliens and told to save their planet. It never got very far.

And now, I leave you with a quote: 

"Oh, that'd be just jim-dandy!"